NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College

NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
School Leaver
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Welcome to The Manchester College, the number one college
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for achievement in the whole of Greater Manchester!

                                                                                                                                                                                       Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, our aspiration is                recording studios, media suites and great      other institution in the region* and our
                                                                                                                                                                                       to help set you on a path to an amazing                  live performance venues, as well as an         partnerships with our higher education
                                                                                                                                                                                       career. By embracing your studies, your                  established sports academy programme,          provider UCEN Manchester, and
                                                                                                                                                                                       ambitions and your learning environment,                 fitness suites and sports facilities across    apprenticeships partner Total People,
                                                                                                                                                                                       you can really make the most of your                     the city, will enable you to explore your      makes progression straightfoward.
                                                                                                                                                                                       time with us.                                            dream career and chosen subject area.          Our goal is simple – to help YOU be
                                                                                                                                                                                       Your programme of study is carefully                     As well as experiencing fantastic
2                                                                                                                                                                                      organised to meet your needs. Our expert                 teaching with us, you will get brilliant       We are diverse and incredibly inclusive –    3
                                                                                                                                                                                       tutors and dedicated employability team                  advice, welfare and guidance from our          our students come from lots of different
                                                                                                                                                                                       will provide real opportunities to develop               amazing support teams and you could            backgrounds and starting points, which is
                                                                                                                                                                                       your skills through work experience,                     benefit from financial assistance to help      something we respect and celebrate.
                                                                                                                                                                                       helping you to stand out from the crowd.                 you cover everyday costs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We would love for you to come and join
                                                                                                                                                                                       At The Manchester College, we are                        We also offer support with English and         us as, ultimately, we believe that if you
                                                                                                                                                                                       incredibly proud of our partnerships with                maths for those who need assistance,           work hard we can help you achieve
                                                                                                                                                                                       local, regional and national employers                   and we help with the practical skills          anything in your studies. I wish you every
                                                                                                                                                                                       who not only help to establish our course                required in everyday life, education and       success for the rest of your school days
                                                                                                                                                                                       requirements and curriculums, but ensure                 the workplace. Take a look at our student      and hope to see you in the future.
                                                                                                                                                                                       our students gain first-hand experience                  case studies and the news stories on our
                                                                                                                                                                                       and real understanding of industry.                      website and social media channels to see       We can’t wait to meet you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for yourself.
                                                                                                                                                                                       We have over 300 courses to choose
                                                                                                                                                                                       from and great campus buildings, with                    The standards we set you will be high,

      Important information about this prospectus and changes to course and facilities information. Please read this carefully. The information given in this prospectus is intended
                                                                                                                                                                                       custom-built automotive workshops,                       but we will give you the help you need to                        LISA O’LOUGHLIN
                                                                                                                                                                                       industry standard training restaurants                   meet and exceed them. More students
      as a general guide to The Manchester College, its courses and facilities. All the information contained in this prospectus was believed to be correct and accurate at the time
      of it going to print (October 2019). The prospectus does not form part of a contract. It is therefore important that you check for updates, or contact                 and hair and beauty salons. Our exclusive                at The Manchester College go on to                               Principal,
      The Manchester College using the contact details contained within this document. As referenced on the cover of this prospectus, The Manchester College is the No1 College        facilities, which include high-tech                      university, work or further study than any                       The Manchester College
      in Greater Manchester for Achievement. This is based on 2017/18 Government NARTs data. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                          *Based on research carried out by J2 Research on behalf of The Manchester College.                     The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
                                                                                      Design and Visual Arts            58   Science                                          90

                                                                                      • Art and Design                       • Psychology
                                                                                      • Fashion and Textiles
                                                                                      • Jewellery                            Sport                                             94
                                                                                      • Visual Communications
                                                                                                                             • Football
                                                                                                                             • Sports Academy
                                                                                      ESOL                              62
          About Your Journey               06   Our Programmes                   30                                          • Fitness Instructor

                                                                                      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy   64   Theatrical and Media Make-up Artistry             98
          Life at The Manchester College   08   Animal Care                      32
                                                                                      • Barbering
                                                • Land Based Studies                                                         Travel, Tourism, Aviation and Cabin Crew         102
                                                                                      • Nail Technology
          Employability                    10
                                                Automotive and Logistics         36
                                                                                      Childhood Studies and Education   68   Dedicated Supported Learning Courses             106
          Employer Partnerships            12   • Auto-Electrical
                                                                                      • Childcare
                                                • Motor Vehicle
                                                                                                                             Supported Learning                               108
          Success Stories                  14   • Transport                           Health and Social Care            72
                                                                                                                             • Supported Internships
                                                Business                         40
4         T Levels                         16                                         Hospitality and Catering          76                                                                   5
                                                                                                                             Gateway to College                                110
                                                • Finance
                                                • Law                                 • Cookery
          Study Programme Award            17
                                                                                      • Patisserie and Confectionery
                                                Computing and IT                 44
          Programme of Study               18                                         Performing Arts                   80
                                                                                                                             UCEN Manchester - Degree Level Study              112
                                                Construction and Engineering     48   • Dance
          Our Campuses and Facilities      20
                                                                                      • Drama
                                                • Building
                                                                                      • Musical Theatre
                                                • Joinery
          Campus Investment                22                                         • Production Arts
                                                                                                                             Total People - Apprenticeships                    114
                                                • Painting and Decorating
                                                                                      • Technical Theatre
                                                • Plastering
          Getting to College               24   • Plumbing
                                                                                      Music                             81
                                                Architectural and Construction                                               How to Apply
                                                                                 50                                                                                            116
          Student Experience               26   Engineering Scholarship
                                                                                      Public Services                   86
                                                Creative and Digital Media       54                                          Open Events                                       118
          Support                          28
                                                                                      • Criminology
                                                • Digital Design
                                                • Games Development | 03333 222 444                   • Photography                                                                                       The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
      Deciding what to do after Year 11 can be hard, but we are here to help
      you make the best choices.
      We firmly believe that education and training are key to unlocking a better future, and we are proud of the fact
      that more students at The Manchester College go on to university, work or further study than from any other
      institution in Greater Manchester.

      Reasons to choose The Manchester College:

6     No.1
      in Greater Manchester
                                                           students achieved their qualifications with
                                                                                                         of our students undertook
                                                                                                         work placements in

      for achievement                                      our help                                      exciting business

      TOP                                                                                                TOP

      of FE colleges
      in the UK for                                               employers tell us our
                                                                                                         for achievement out
                                                                                                         of all FE colleges in
      Functional English                                         students are ready for                 the country
      and maths                                                   the workplace

      *Based on National Achievement Rates Table 2017/18 and The Manchester College research. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                        The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
                                                                                                     As a student at The Manchester College, you will have access to loads of great benefits to support
                                                                                                     your studies, as well as some amazing extras to help you make the most of student life…

                                                                                                                                                                          Celebrating success is as important as
                                                                                                                     A range of work experience placements                achieving it in the first place. That’s why every
                                                                                                                     covering everything from two week placements         year we hold the Student Excellence Awards to

                                                                                                                     through to sponsored industry placements.            recognise students that have shown hard work,
                                                                                                                                                                          dedication and all round excellence.

                                                                                                                                                                          Our Student Mentors will support you with
                                                                                                                     We participate in the Duke of Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                                          your personal and social development, as
                                                                                                                     scheme and provide help and support to
                                                                                                                                                                          well as any additional educational needs

                                                                                                                     students to achieve this award.
                                                                                                                                                                          you may have.

                                                                                                                     Industry mentors to help you develop and             Free tea and toast available before 8.45am,
                                                                                                                     give you a head start on your career.                or why not have a full breakfast using your
                                                                                                                     This includes sponsored programmes and               free Study Programme Award (SPA) meals
                                                                                                                     industry placements.                                 award? See page 17 for details.
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9

                                                                                                                     Support with professional kits that are              Free Office 365, giving you access to top
                                                                                                                     essential to your course.                            Microsoft software.

                                                                                                                     If you are over 16 and under 18 on 31.08.20
                                                                                                                     you can get free travel across the whole of          Brilliant discounts at high street shops
                                                                                                                     Greater Manchester (GM) with Our Pass                and restaurants with a TOTUM
                                                                                                                     (visit Further support is            (formerly NUS) card.
                                                                                                                     available for those aged 18+, see page 17.
      As well as helping you on your journey to an amazing career, life at The Manchester
      College is all about the experience. This section details how to make your time with us
      as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible, whether it is taking part in enrichment activities,                   Exciting and interesting trips that relate to
                                                                                                                                                                          ...and much, much more!
                                                                                                                     your course throughout the year.
      completing work placements, getting support with money or making the most of our
      state-of-the-art campus facilities.
                                                                                                     For all eligibility criteria speak with Careers, Employability and | 03333 222 444                                                                        Welfare or see the fees and funding section on:                  The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
                                 College life is not just about going to lessons and making friends, it is
                                 also knowing that you will leave with the skills employers want, and
                                 that you will be career ready. 100 per cent of our Level 2 and 3
                                 students are expected to complete external work placements.

                                 To help you on your journey to an amazing career we have dedicated Employability
                                 and Partnership Coordinators. They collaborate with industry partners to create
                                 links with a wide-range of employers and work with each curriculum area to make
                                 sure that our students have access to the best work experience opportunities.

                                 Employers tell us that nine out of ten of our students are ready for the workplace*.

                                 Where do I find more help?
                                 When you become a student at The Manchester College you will be timetabled for
                                 regular employability sessions and assigned to an employability tutor. This is to
                                 help you find, and prepare, for an external work placement with an employer, while

                                 continually developing your employability skills.
10                                                                                                                            11


                                 WORK EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES.
                                 OFSTED 2019

                                                                                          *Based on a survey with employers | 03333 222 444                                              The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
EMPLOYER PARTNERSHIPS                                                                                                               Here are some examples of our employer partners:
       The Manchester College has formed exciting partnerships with many local,
       regional and national employers.
       We are incredibly proud of our partnerships, which help our students gain first-hand industry experience.

       We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students.

       During your studies at The Manchester College, you’ll be taught by a range of teachers, guest speakers and industry specialists,
       all providing you with up-to-date knowledge and skills.

       The College has a team of Employability and Partnership Coordinators, and Employer Engagement Leads, who are dedicated to
       creating partnerships with employers that provide opportunities for our students to experience industry and explore their career

12                                                                                                                                                                                                                         13

                   WITH OVER 5000 STUDENTS PROVIDING A



                                      CHRISTINE KENYON
                                      Vice Principal,
                                      The Manchester College
                                                                                                     CELEBRITY CHEF JAMES MARTIN
                                                                                                           WITH STUDENTS | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                    The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
Students go full throttle

       Pastry student Jessica is climbing high
                                                                                                Automotive students were in the driving seat when
                                                                                                they enjoyed an exclusive work placement at luxury
                                                                                                car dealership, Sytner Group.

                                                                                                Level 3 Automotive students Warren Ndlovu and Musa Jallow
                                                                                                were the first to take advantage of the five day experience,
                                                                                                                                                                Not only did the students bring an impressive knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                base and skill set, but their fantastic attitude and eagerness
                                                                                                                                                                to learn more made them a pleasure to work with and had a
                                                                                                                                                                lasting impression on Sytner Group.

                                                                                                                                                                “I am sure they will have a very exciting future in the motor
                                                                                                which saw them not only shadow professional mechanics but       industry, which hopefully we have contributed to.”
       at The Ivy Spinningfields                                                                also work on the latest state-of-the art Bentley, McLaren and

                                                                                                Rolls Royce engines.
       Level 2 Pastry student Jessica              The College work with a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                      TO WORK WITH THAT CALIBRE OF CAR IS
       McGrath secured employment                  industry leaders, including the Hilton       Aaron Phelps-Naqvi, Employability and Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                      FANTASTIC FOR THEIR FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY
       at The Ivy Spinningfields in                Hotel in Deansgate, specialist dessert       Coordinator, arranged the week long work experience for six
                                                                                                                                                                      AND PUTS THEM IN A GREAT POSITION WITH
       Manchester, following a                     company Destiny Foods and the five-star      students at the Knutsford based dealership.

                                                   Lowry Hotel in Manchester among others.                                                                            REGARDS TO APPRENTICESHIPS.
       successful work placement.
                                                                                                This being the first time the Sytner Group have linked with
                                                   The work experience we offer is vital not
                                                                                                                                                                      Aaron Phelps-Naqvi
       After quickly learning the ropes and                                                     a college, the work experience placement was the perfect
       developing her skills, Jessica (who         only for students but for local businesses   opportunity for Sales Manager, Emily Hall to work with the
       formerly attended St. Paul’s RC High        as well. It allows employers to see the      future talent of the motor industry.
14                                                 quality of students work, accuracy in
       School) has now accepted a part-time
       role in the busy kitchen where she          technique and ultimately lead to
       continues to hone her craft by working      employment at the end of the course.
       with industry professionals such as Steve

       Scoullar, Senior Head Chef at the
       well-known restaurant.

       The Ivy Spinningfields believe it is        I’VE DEFINITELY IMPROVED MY
       important to support future generations     COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND I’VE
       of chefs that come through the industry.    LEARNED HOW TO WORK QUICKLY.
       Their relationship with The Manchester      I THINK WORK EXPERIENCE IS
       College is fundamental in offering that
                                                   NECESSARY AS IT HELPS STUDENTS IN
       support and enabling students to gain a
                                                   THE LONG RUN WHEN THEY DO GET

       real insight into what it’s really like
                                                   A JOB.
       working as a professional chef.
                                                   Jessica McGrath

                                                                                                MUSA JALLOW AND WARREN NDLOVU. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                       The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
COMING UP AT                                                                                                             STUDY PROGRAMME AWARD
                                                                                                                                 To support you financially on your journey to amazing we offer the Study Programme Award (SPA).

                                                                                                                                 You will qualify for the SPA if you:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Put 100 percent into your work and behaviour:

                                                                                                                                                  Have excellent attendance:                                               have a can-do attitude, be inclusive and kind,
                                                                                                                                                  “be here and be ready”                                                   aim high and hit your deadlines

                                                                                                                                 You will receive your SPA support every week you are in College or when you are off-site as part of
                                                                                                                                 your studies, for example, if you are on a work experience placement. The award is made up of:
       The Government has chosen The Manchester College as one of its
       education providers for the delivery of the new technical qualifications
16                                                                                                                                              BUS PASS AWARD                                                                                                                  17
       called T Levels. The Manchester College will start full delivery in 2021.
                                                                                                                                                If you are over 16 and under 18 on 31.8.20 you can get free travel across the whole of Greater
       Our mission is to improve lives and economic success through learning and skills,                                                        Manchester (GM) with Our Pass ( Plus we will even refund the £10 application fee.
       and the introduction of T Levels will ensure that we can continue to achieve our aim.
                                                                                                                                                MEAL SUPPORT
       As Ofsted graded ‘Good’, T Levels will expand the offer of exceptional vocational
                                                                                                                                                You could be entitled to a meal award of up to £3.50 a day, when in College or on a Work Placement.
       provision that that has seen the College rated number one in Greater Manchester                                                          Low income criteria applies. PLUS free tea and toast if you come into College before 8.45am.
       for achievement*.

       Students will be able to choose T Levels in Digital, Construction, Education and                                                         KIT AWARD
       Childcare, and Health and Science subject areas.                                                                                         If your course requires you to have a kit, you will receive a voucher to help with the cost, up to a
                                                                                                                                                maximum of £75.
       They will also benefit from combined classroom theory, practical learning
       and an industry placement of approximately 45 days, and build the knowledge,
       experience and technical industry skills needed for their future career.
                                                                                                                                 CONTACT US
                                                                                                                                 We understand that finance and funding can be confusing so, for more information, please call in to reception at your nearest
       Visit our website for the latest information on our T Level offer.
                                                                                                                                 campus, or call: 03333 222 444 and ask to speak to Careers and Welfare.
       *Ranked the number one college in Greater Manchester for overall achievement (National Achievement Rates Table 2017/18)

                                                                                                                                 Terms and conditions apply. For full eligibility criteria and how to apply see Careers, | 03333 222 444                                                                                                   Employability and Welfare or the fees and funding section on:                               The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
NO.1 COLLEGE IN GREATER MANCHESTER - School Leaver Prospectus 2020/21 - The Manchester College
                                                                                                                                                            Which qualification should I take?

                                                                                                                                                               Are you a new student to The Manchester College? (Y/N)
                                                                                                        Q LIFICATION

                                                                                                                                                              Y                                                             N

         OF STUDY

                                                                                                                                               Did you get a GCSE grade               You will be enrolled     Did you get a GCSE grade             You will be enrolled

                                                                                                                                               4 or grade C or above or a             for Directed Studies,    4 or grade C or above or a           for Directed Studies,

                                                                                                                                                                                  Y                                                             Y

                                                                                                        LEARNER                                Functional Skill Level 2 in your
                                                                                                                                               English and maths GCSE?
                                                                                                                                                                                      Level 3 Core maths
                                                                                                                                                                                      and / or EPQ*
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Functional Skill Level 2 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               your English and maths?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Level 3 Core maths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and / or EPQ*

                                                                          E M P LO


                                                                                                                                                              N                                                             N




                                                                                 LIT  I
       Helping you achieve your future goals.                                                                                                  Did you achieve a Grade 3 or                                   Did you achieve a grade 3 or
                                                                                                        S U P P O RT                                                                  You will be enrolled                                           You will be enrolled
                                                                                                                                               grade D in your English and /      Y   to re-sit your GCSE     grade D in your English and       Y
       Alongside your core qualification, your Programme of                                                                                                                                                                                          to re-sit your GCSE
                                                                                                                                               or maths GCSE?                                                 maths GCSE?
       Study will include other mandatory elements that are
       important in getting you work ready, developing your
                                                                                                                                                              N                                                             N
       wider skills and preparing you for your career.
18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19
                                                                                                                                                                                      You will be enrolled    Did you achieve a Grade 2 or
       The Programme of Study wheel details all of the                                                                                         Did you achieve a Grade 2 or                                                                          You will be enrolled
                                                                                                                                                                                      on a Functional         grade E in your English and
       elements involved in helping you achieve your goals.
                                                                CORE QUALIFICATION                                                             grade E/F in your English and      Y                                                             Y    on a Functional
                                                                                                                                                                                      Skill at Level 1        maths GCSE or a Functional
                                                                                                                                               / or maths GCSE?                                                                                      Skill at Level 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Skill at Level 1?
       Achieving a GCSE grade 9-4/A* to C or Functional Skill
                                                                Example: Study towards GCSE or functional skills.
       Level 2 in both maths and English is necessary for you                                                                                                 N                                                             N
       to progress to further study, training and skilled       MATHEMATICS
       employment and to support you in achieving your          Example: Study towards GCSE or functional skills.                                                                                             Did you achieve a Grade 1 or
                                                                                                                                               You will be enrolled on a                                                                             You will be enrolled
       career goals.                                                                                                                                                                                          grade F in your English and /
                                                                                                                                               Functional Skill at Entry                                                                        Y    on a Functional
                                                                SUPPORT                                                                                                                                       or maths GCSE or a Functional
                                                                                                                                               Level 3                                                                                               Skill at Level 1
                                                                Examples: Tutorials, Bursaries, individual support.                                                                                           Skill at Entry Level?
       Please use the flow chart on the next page to see if
       you qualify.                                             EMPLOYABILITY                                                                                                                                               N
                                                                Examples: Work Experience, Citizenship,
                                                                Volunteering, Employability skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              You will be enrolled on a
                                                                ENRICHMENT                                                                                                                                    Functional Skill at Entry Level
                                                                Examples: Student Ambassadors / Council,
                                                                competitions, activities, trips.                                                                                                                                                    *Extended Project Qualification | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                                                                   The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
                                                                                                     AWARD-WINNING          MODERN                         FULL SIZE                          SPECIALIST
                                                                                                     TRAINING RESTAURANTS   PERFORMANCE                    GAMES PITCHES                      CONSTRUCTION
                                                                                                                            SPACES                                                            AND AUTOMOTIVE

       At The Manchester College you can            there. What’s more, while you are turning
       enjoy your free time at any of our           your attention to mind and body, do not
       campuses, no matter which one you            forget our full size games pitches hosting
       study at. We work in partnership             everything from casual kick-arounds to
                                                    competitive tournaments.
       with top hotels and restaurants and
       at our award-winning training
                                                    In addition to these fantastic facilities,
       restaurants you will be able to grab a       our Enrichment Programme offers you a
20     gourmet meal on a student budget.            chance to get even more out of College.                                                                                                                              21
                                                    Offering a range of activities and events
       After you’ve eaten, why not catch a show
                                                    covering everything from sports to short
       at one of our modern performance spaces
                                                    courses; workshops to volunteering; and
       or two city centre theatres? Many of our
                                                    clubs and societies to trips and visits,
       actors and technicians are on the brink of
                                                    enrichment is your opportunity to really
       stardom, with Performing Arts graduates
                                                    make the most of your time with us, try
       from our higher education partner, UCEN
                                                    something new and get involved with
       Manchester, making major film, TV and
                                                    something you love while making new
       theatre appearances.
       We can help you relax after a hard week,
                                                    Finally, if you cannot tear yourself away
       whether you prefer a beauty therapy
                                                    from your studies, feel free to use any of
       treatment or just a quiet walk around our
                                                    our on-campus libraries and IT suites.           CELEBRITY CHEF
       wildflower meadows and wildlife corridors.
       Or if you prefer you can visit one of our
                                                    For a full list of facilities at each relevant
                                                                                                     JAMES MARTIN                         HAIR AND                         ON-CAMPUS
       treatment studios to enjoy some down time                                                     WITH STUDENT                         BEAUTY THERAPY                   LIBRARIES AND
                                                    campus to your course, see our website
       and have your nails done while you are                                                        ANDY TRAN                            FACILITIES                       IT SUITES
                                           | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                  The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
Image © Bond Bryan and SimpsonHaugh

         TAKE A STEP
                                                                                                                             standard facilities including digital, computing, gaming and     If you are looking to use your practical skills in a healthcare
                                                                                                                             animation suites, creative design studios, two theatres, two     setting then take advantage of the new ‘health suite’ which
                                                                                                                             film studios kitted with equipment that’s used in the            will provide a state of the art hospital ward including an
                                                                                                                             production of feature films, dance and production studios, a     infectious disease area, and a care room providing you with
                                                                                                                             training restaurant, cafes and two library/learning centres.     all the practical experience you will need to succeed.

                                                                                                                             The building is perfect for supporting open, social and          Finally, we are building brand new workshops suitable for
                                                                                                                             creative learning and has a host of dedicated spaces where       construction courses, with electrical testing, brickwork,
                                                                                                                             you will receive first class tuition and hands on learning       plumbing, plastering, painting and decorating, carpentry and
                                                                                                                             opportunities. This includes:                                    joinery and a multi-disciplinary area for larger projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                              On top of this there will be a new immersive technologies

         OF THE FUTURE
                                                                                                                             • The Arden Theatre School will have its own purpose built
                                                                                                                                                                                              laboratory and machine workshop, providing the perfect
                                                                                                                               studio spaces
                                                                                                                                                                                              learning environment for motor vehicles and engineering.
                                                                                                                             • Music production, rehearsal and recording studios

                                                                                                                             • The Manchester Film School

                                                                                                                             • Visual Arts workshops and design studios

       When you think about where            Our new city centre campus will                                                 • Specialist photography studios

22     you will study next, what do          open during 2022 and will provide                                                                                                                                                                                  23
                                                                                                                             • Beauty treatment rooms and specialist areas for Media
       you see? A city centre location       all of this and more for students                                                 Make-up and Special Effects
       with everything Manchester            looking to study in the creative and
                                             digital industries. The facilities have                                         Alongside the new campus, we are also renovating and
       can offer on the doorstep?
                                             been designed specifically to deliver                                           expanding the Openshaw Campus, spending £25m to
       Excellent public transport
                                             ‘work-ready’ courses and will be                                                provide new facilities for our sport, health, care and
       links? A bright, modern                                                                                               construction students. Sports students will be able to play
                                             delivered in partnership with
       building with spaces to learn                                                                                         out their fantasies in a 6 court sports hall which will host a
                                             amazing employers to give you a
       and socialise? A rooftop              head start in securing your dream                                               variety of sports including badminton, five-a-side football,
       terrace where you talk with           job.                                                                            netball, basketball, futsal and volleyball. Something for
       friends or revise outdoors?                                                                                           everyone’s taste.
       A coffee bar, restaurant and          Designed by the same architects
       social hub?                           that designed the Beetham Tower                                                 In addition to this, a brand new outdoor 3G pitch is also
                                             and Urbis the new campus will have                                              being built, ready to host football and American football
       If this sounds like your dream wish   a central glazed courtyard and ‘jewel                                           with an on-site gym, strength and conditioning room
       list, then look no further: we have   box’ theatre with a grand ‘habitable’                                           including a sports lab. Sounds like the perfect solution
       everything you need, and more.        staircase at its heart. The design                                              for budding sports fanatics.                                     Image © Bond Bryan

                                             is focused on providing industry | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                                                     The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
                                                                                                                                        OUR SCHOOL LEAVER CAMPUSES                                                                  1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Harpurhey Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rochdale Road,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Harpurhey M9 4AF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Shena Simon Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Whitworth Street,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   M1 3HB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nicholls Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hyde Road, Ardwick,
       We have campuses in the north, east, south and centre of Manchester which                                                        Salford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   M12 6BA
       are all easy to get to by public transport. We want to help you find the easiest                                                                                     28
       way to get to the campus you will be studying at.                                                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Openshaw Campus
24                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ashton Old Road,
       Bus, train or tram                           As detailed in the Study Programme       For further information on transport
                                                    Award section on pages 24-25, you will   options for each campus, please ask for                                                                                               Openshaw, M11 2WH
       Transport for Greater Manchester             receive a free weekly bus pass to help   the ‘How to get to College’ brochure
       (TFGM) oversee Manchester’s public           you get to College. The bus pass can     which includes bus routes and tram                                                                                                    5
       transport, including trains, trams           also be used outside of College hours!   options for every campus.                                                                                                             Northenden Campus
       and buses. The TFGM website:                                                                                                                                                                                                Sale Road, Northenden,, features a handy                   *For more information on finance and     Alternatively, if you have any questions                              5                                                               M23 0DD
       journey planner so you can plan your         funding, please call into reception at   about getting to and from College,                                                                 Stockport
       journey online, right from your front        your nearest campus or call              please give our Careers and Welfare
       door!                                        03333 222 444 and ask to speak to        team a call on: 03333 222 444.                                            6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wythenshawe Campus
                                                    Careers and Welfare.
       For tram information, visit the Metrolink                                                                                                                                                                                   Brownley Road,
       website:; or call 0161                                                                                                                                                                                      Wythenshawe, M22 9TG
       205 2000 and for train information,
       visit National Rail at:
                                                                                                                                                          The Manchester College school leaver campuses are correct at the time of print (October 2019) but
                                                                                                                                                          may be subject to change due to ongoing investment and campus redevelopment work. Please see
                                                                                                                                                          our website for the most up-to-date information: | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                                                     The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
       Enrichment is an important part of your learning              Student Ambassadors
       journey and your life on campus. Enrichment means
                                                                     When you enrol at The Manchester College you can become
       making the most of your time at College. You will             a Student Ambassador. This means you will play a big role
       have loads of fun with a whole range of activities to         in supporting events and speaking to potential students and
       get involved in, groups to join, and guest speakers           visitors to the College. Being a Student Ambassador looks
       to hear from.                                                 great on your CV.

       Most importantly though, you will be learning and                                                                            The Students’ Union (SU) supports you
       developing some fantastic skills that will enable you to      Student Council                                                in getting your voice heard around the
       become work ready, the kind that employers and universities                                                                  College. It is a community of students,
                                                                     The Student Council is a group of elected students who
       really want you to have to help you be amazing both                                                                          for students and run by students.
                                                                     represent the views of their fellow students and plan
       academically and personally.                                  activities. They form part of the Students’ Union.
26                                                                                                                                  Primarily, they run activities, societies,   27
                                                                                                                                    and campaigns and represent your
                                                                     If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to
       Enrichment activities include:                                                                                               views and ideas about what matters to
                                                                     have a real impact on what happens at the College, then you
       • Themed events                                                                                                              you.
                                                                     can join the Student Council.
       • Sports                                                                                                                     The SU works in partnership with the
       • Fundraising, campaigning and volunteering                                                                                  National Union of Students (NUS)
                                                                     The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
       • Clubs and societies                                                                                                        voting on things which affect you and
                                                                     The College focuses on helping students complete the Duke      students nationwide.
       • College-wide, regional and national competitions
                                                                     of Edinburgh (DofE) bronze award, which is achieved by
       • Community projects                                          completing four required sections: Volunteering, Physical,     You can get involved in a number of
       • Guest speakers                                              Skills and Expedition.                                         ways and there are dedicated SU areas
                                                                                                                                    and spaces on each campus.
       • Workshops
                                                                     The DofE Award develops you as a person and gets you
       • Short courses                                               involved in extracurricular activities to complement your      To learn more, email:
       • Trips and visits.                                           studies. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                     The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
Just some of the ways we can help:

       Whatever your personal journey to
       amazing looks like, you will not be
       making it alone.

       Our Careers and Welfare team and Student
       Experience team are here to help, from the
       moment you consider The Manchester            CAREERS AND                     SUPPORT TEAM                    HIGHER EDUCATION                 APPRENTICESHIPS
       College – until the day you get your
       qualification… and beyond.
                                                     WELFARE                         There are over 90 members       We are committed to              Apprenticeships are another
                                                                                     of staff in the College’s       providing support all the        great way to further your
                                                     The Careers and Welfare
       We look forward to meeting you at open                                        Support and Experience          way through your                 career. They are jobs with
                                                     team can help you choose
       days and applicant and parent information                                     team, ensuring that all         journey to your chosen           training so you can earn
                                                     the right courses for your
28     evenings. Once you are enrolled with us you                                   students have access to the     higher education (HE)            while you learn.              29
                                                     career plans, guide you
       will have the chance to get support through                                   appropriate level of support,   provider.
                                                     through career options and                                                                       We work in partnership with
       workshops and one-to-one appointments                                         as and when they need it.
                                                     offer workshops on career                                       Our Careers and Welfare          Total People, one of the
       throughout the College year.
                                                     topics like job applications,   Each student is assigned        team can help you choose         largest suppliers of
                                                     CV writing, job interviews,     an Achievement Tutor who        the right course and place of    apprenticeships and
                                                     Labour Market Information       focuses on attendance and       study, whether this be with      work-based training in the
                                                     and using social media to       progress, supporting            our partner HE organisation,     UK.
                                                     find work.                      learning, personal              UCEN Manchester
                                                                                     development and removing        (, or          Visit: to
                                                     Our welfare team will help                                                                       find out more.
                                                                                     barriers to study.              another university.
                                                     remove any financial barriers
                                                     to your learning.               Should anyone need extra,       All applications for full-time
                                                                                     or more personal support,       places are through UCAS
                                                                                     there is a dedicated Student    and our Careers and Welfare
                                                                                     Mentor, Experience and          team can help help you with
                                                                                     Support team here to help       your application and
                                                                                     you.                            personal statement. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                             The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
                                                                                           WHERE CAN I STUDY?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EXTERNAL EMPLOYER

                                                                                                                                                                                              SHENA SIMON


                                                                                           Animal Care
                                                                                           Business and Professional
       The following pages are all about          Achieving a GCSE grade 9 to 4 in both    Childcare Studies
       the courses we offer, the careers          English and maths is necessary for you   Computing and IT
       they can lead to and the                   to be able to progress onto further      Construction
       campuses they are taught at.               study, training or skilled employment
                                                                                           Creative and Digital Media
                                                  and to support you in achieving your
                                                  career goals.                            Design and Visual Arts
30     You can also find out about the entry                                                                                                                                                                                                         31
       requirements for your chosen course.
                                                  The introduction of a new Government     ESOL
       Our vocational courses are centred         initiative means that any school
                                                                                           Gateway to College
       around work-related learning, with each    leaver who does not attain a minimum
                                                                                           Hair, Beauty and Retail
       option tailored to a specific job or       of grade 4 or above in these subjects
                                                  will be supported to achieve this        Health, Care and Wellbeing
       sector. They teach you the skills you
       need to succeed in a particular            alongside their chosen full-time         Hospitality and Catering
       career, and typically involve lots of      programme of study.                      Logistics
       hands-on, practical learning experience.                                            Performing Arts and Music
       If you go down the vocational route                                                 Public Services
       you choose one subject to focus on.
                                                                                           Theatrical and Media Make-up
                                                                                           Travel, Tourism and Aviation
                                                                                           Supported Learning

                                                                                           For more details on individual programmes of study visit our website: | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                          The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
COURSE                       QUALIFICATION            KEY AREAS OF STUDY

         ANIMAL                                                                                   Level 3 Animal
                                                                                                                                                            Biology of different animals
                                                                                                                                                            Animal behaviour
                                                                                                                                                            Health issues and diseases
                                                                                                                                                            Farming industry

                                                                                                                                                        • Health and welfare of animals
                                                                                                  Level 2 Animal Care                                   • Learn how to care for zoo animals
                                                                                                                                                        • Develop an understanding of British wildlife species and their habitats

                                                                                                                                                        • Introduction to a variety of animal care methods to give a real insight into
                                                                                                  Level 1 Land based                                        the industry
       A little bit like life itself animals are                                                                                    Certificate
                                                    OVERVIEW                                      studies with Animal Care                              • Mixture of practical and work related skills sessions to learn the basics of
       unpredictable. So, when it comes                                                                                                                     feeding, handling and safely transporting animals
       to working with them there’s no              People often start their first animal care
       such thing as a dull day! A career           qualifications with no previous
       in Animal Care requires a love for           experience. You might start working
       all animals big and small as well as         with pets, exotic animals or farm
       hard work and commitment. But it             animals; understanding their behaviour,
32                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       33
       can also be incredibly rewarding             health needs and the impact of
       and adventurous, with some roles             breeding. As you move on to higher
       and research positions offering you          qualifications you could learn to be an
       the chance to travel the world!              animal nurse and research issues like
                                                    nutrition or conservation. After Level 3
       We provide the ideal courses, with a         you could apply for university courses
       wide range of species, to prepare you        in subjects like veterinary science or
       for a fulfilling career caring for animals   zoo management.
       with a clear focus on conservation,
       research and education.

       Animal Care is definitely a path on
                                                                                                 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
       which you can travel far if you love
       animals.                                                                                  Level 3   | 4 x GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 2

                                                                                                 Level 2   | 4 x GCSE grade 3 (D) or higher, including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 1

                                                                                                 Level 1   | There are no formal entry requirements. Evidence of previous work or a commitment to study may be required. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                             The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
      “Animal Care at The Manchester College
       is really enjoyable. You get to learn lots
       of theory, on topics such as biology,
       which supports all the practical work
       we do caring for the animals.

       There were other courses closer to           VETERINARIAN                                               VETERINARY NURSE                            FARMER
34                                                                                                                                                                                                    35
                                                    If you follow your animal care                             Veterinary nurses give expert nursing       Farmers, or farm managers, run a
       where I live, but I chose this one           qualifications with a relevant degree                      care to animals receiving treatment in a    business which usually produces either
                                                                                                               veterinary practice. They also help         livestock (animals), crops or dairy
       because of its study modules.                you could qualify as a veterinary
                                                                                                               educate owners to take the best             products. As a livestock or dairy farmer
                                                    surgeon or ‘vet’. You might treat pet,
       I originally wanted to work with dogs        zoo or farm animals; performing                            possible care of their pets. As a           an important part of your job would be
                                                    surgery, giving vaccinations, carrying                     veterinary nurse, you would usually         looking after the animals’ welfare and
       in particular, but there is such a large     out tests, and doing anything else that’s                  give tests, treatment and minor surgical    working closely with vets. As well as
                                                    needed to keep animals healthy and                         procedures.                                 having great business sense, you’ll need
       mix of animals. I’m loving working with      give them a good quality of life.                                                                      to be able to get up early!

       the racoons.
                                                        Average Salary £32,000                                     Average Salary £23,000                     Average Salary £21,000

                                                                 ALTERNATIVELY, PROGRESS ON TO ONE OF OUR
       Animal Management
                                                                 DEGREE COURSES AT UCEN MANCHESTER | 03333 222 444                      *Average salaries based on data for the north west regional area collated by EMSI Analyst             The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
COURSE                              QUALIFICATION             KEY AREAS OF STUDY

         AUTOMOTIVE                                               Level 3 Auto-Electrical and
                                                                  Mobile Electrical Principles
                                                                                                                               • Diagnosing complex electrical malfunctions
                                                                                                                               • Carrying out successful repairs on CAN bus systems
                                                                                                                               • Identifying engine electrical faults

                                                                                                                               • Engine management systems

                                                                  Level 3 Automotive Technician             Diploma            • Dissect electrical auxiliary equipment
                                                                                                                               • Repair issues with ABS and airbag systems

                                                                                                                               • Vehicle repairs after an accident or crash
                                                                  Level 3 Vehicle Accident
                                                                                                            Diploma            • Repairing paintwork and body damage
                                                                  Repair – Multi-skill
                                                                                                                               • Diagnosing problems with MET (Mechanical Electrical Trim)

       It is a fact of modern life that                                                                                        • Diagnosing and repairing electrical units
                                               WORK EXPERIENCE
       things and people need to move                             Level 2 Auto-Electrical                                      • Correcting simple electrical faults
       from place to place, safely and         PARTNERS           and Mobile Electrical Principles                             • Removing and fitting basic mechanical, electrical and trim (MET)
       efficiently. Whether you drive
       them, fix them, build them or                              Level 2 Motor Vehicle                                        • Correcting mechanical and electrical faults
       coordinate their safe arrival at a                         Maintenance - Sponsored by                Diploma            • Removing and refitting vehicle components
36     host of national and international                         Wynns                                                        • Service and maintenance                                            37
       locations, vehicles could be your
       ticket to hundreds of fulfilling                                                                                        • Freight Transport Services
                                                                  Level 2 Logistics and Transport            Award
                                                                                                                               • Warehousing and Inventory
       career possibilities.
                                                                  Level 2 Body and Paint Vehicle                               • Repairing vehicle body panels, including welding techniques and
                                                                  Repair - Sponsored by Tetrosyl                                 paint spraying to refinish vehicles
                                                                  Level 1 Motor Vehicle Studies             Diploma            • Brakes, steering, suspensions systems, tyres and exhaust systems
       Our state-of-the-art facility has
       industry-specific training vehicles,                       Entry Level Motor Vehicle                                    • Vehicle service and maintenance
       working with specialist Snap-on tools                      (Automotive) Studies                                         • Bodywork and auto-electrics
       and a 4,500 square metre automotive
       facility. We work with employers such                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
       as Rolls Royce, McClaren and Jaguar
       Landrover and are one of only a few                       Level 3   | 4 x GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 2
       colleges to have a bespoke auto-                          Level 2   | 4 x GCSE grade 3 (D) or higher, including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 1
       electrical lab for teaching specific
       auto-electrics.                                           Level 1   | There are no formal entry requirements. Evidence of previous work or a commitment to study may be required. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                           The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
      “I would definitely recommend
       The Manchester College. They have
       given me direction and support
       through practical training and work
                                                             AND LOGISTICS

       placement opportunities, so now
       I feel more confident in achieving    SERVICE MANAGER                                           BODY AND PAINT                             MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN
                                             Car enthusiasts who thrive in a fast                      TECHNICIAN                                 If you love tinkering under a bonnet
38     goals I’ve set for the future.                                                                                                                                                        39

                                             paced environment are the ideal                                                                      and understanding how engines work,
                                             candidate for a career as an automotive                   Also known as a refinishing expert,        then consider a career as a mechanic.
       LUKE YOUNG                            Service Manager. As well as a passion for                 body and paint technicians give cars       Skilled mechanics assemble, maintain
                                             vehicles, a Service Manager must have                     their final touch of pizzazz (and also     and repair a wide range of vehicles, and
       Motor Vehicle Studies                 high levels of customer service and the                   protect them from the weather),            are responsible for ensuring the smooth
                                             ability to handle conflicting demands.                    applying colour and coatings. A great      function and reliability of machines,
                                             Roles are often based at car dealerships                  pick for someone who takes pride in        engines and mechanical systems.
                                             with responsibilities including the                       getting the detail just right and wants
                                             smooth running of the workshop,                           to get their hands on state-of-the-art-
                                             maximising customer experience and                        gadgets.
                                             motivating team members.

                                                 Average Salary £38,000                                     Average Salary £25,000                   Average Salary £25,000

                                                          ALTERNATIVELY, PROGRESS ON TO ONE OF OUR
                                                          DEGREE COURSES AT UCEN MANCHESTER | 03333 222 444               *Average salaries based on data for the north west regional area collated by EMSI Analyst           The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
COURSE                              QUALIFICATION             KEY AREAS OF STUDY

         BUSINESS                                                                              Level 3 Business Marketing
                                                                                               with Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                    Extended Diploma
                                                                                                                                                            • Business strategies and operations
                                                                                                                                                            • Marketing and advertising
                                                                                                                                                            • Strategic planning

                                                                                                                                                            • Cross-discipline programme exploring how IT has impacted
       Business, accountancy and finance           employers for two days a week                                                                              business systems, identifying trends in e-commerce and website
       are the three fastest growing               throughout the year, to learn                                                                              building.
                                                                                               Level 3 Business Venture
       industries in Manchester.                   industry skills on-the-job.                                                      Extended Diploma        • Human resource management and marketing
                                                                                               with Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                                            • Business, law, finance and accounting
       With 45,000 new jobs created in the         We provide students with support in                                                                      • Work on live briefs to give real-life experience of what it is like to
       past ten years and thousands more on        finding work experience placements                                                                         work for a brand
       the horizon, a business career in the       of up to two weeks. We have                                                                              • Cross-discipline programme exploring how IT has impacted
       city promises enormous opportunity to       relationships with business across          Level 3 Digital Business with                                  business systems, identifying trends in e-commerce and website
                                                                                                                                    Extended Diploma
       anyone with ambition who is ready to                                                    industry placement                                             building
                                                   Greater Manchester and will provide
       work hard.                                                                                                                                           • Incorporating two day per week industry placement
                                                   you with all the help you need to find a
                                                   placement that will gain you experience                                                                  • Ins and outs of business law
       With one of the biggest financial                                                       Level 3 Business Law
                                                   in your chosen sector.                                                           Extended Diploma        • Exploring how marketing, finance and human resource
       districts in the country, Manchester is                                                 with Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                                              management interacts with the legal profession
40     fast-paced, creative and packed with        Several of our courses provide students                                                                                                                                             41
       possibility.                                with access to sponsored industry                                                                        • Topics that affect businesses of all shapes and sizes on a
                                                                                               Level 3 Business Finance
                                                   placements. Under these programmes                                               Extended Diploma          day-to-day basis
                                                                                               with Entrepreneurship
                                                   businesses will sponsor you to work for                                                                  • Accounting practices in the business world
                                                   them for two days a week as part of
       All you need to start learning about        your studies.                               Level 2 Business Skills                                      • Skills and techniques required to effectively manage a business
                                                                                                                                   Extended Certificate
       business is a keen interest in how it                                                   with Entrepreneurship                                        • Track spend and income to oversee resources
       works. As you move up to higher
                                                   WORK EXPERIENCE                             Level 1 Introduction to Business                             • Develop key business skills including presenting a business idea,
       qualifications, you can start to                                                                                            Extended Certificate
                                                                                               Skills and Entrepreneurship                                    effectively organising meetings and running an event
       specialise in the areas that interest you   PARTNERS
       most. At The Manchester College you
       will enjoy work placements and visits to                                               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
       businesses, as well as real-world
       activities like running a small company.                                               Level 3   | 4 x GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 2

                                                                                              Level 2   | 4 x GCSE grade 3 (D) or higher, including English or maths (desirable) and/or prior achievement at Level 1
       A number of our Level 3 programmes
       include industry placements with                                                       Level 1   | There are no formal entry requirements. Evidence of previous work or a commitment to study may be required. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                         The No.1 College In Greater Manchester

      “I have been a student for four years
       and have been through a lot inside
       and outside of College.

                                                             BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT                                      DIGITAL MARKETING                         SOLICITOR
       With the support of my mentors and                    MANAGER                                                   OFFICER                                   Qualified solicitors often specialise in
42                                                                                                                                                                                                          43
       tutors, I have gained a lot of confidence             A Business Development Manager has                        The role includes designing website
                                                                                                                                                                 legal areas such as property
                                                                                                                                                                 conveyancing, tax, litigation or family
                                                             their eyes and ears ever open for new                     banners and assisting with web visual;
       and have been able to bring myself                    business opportunities... and when they                   communicating with clients and
                                                                                                                                                                 law. Commercial law firms employ
                                                                                                                                                                 solicitors who advise large companies
                                                             spot those opportunities, they pounce.                    partners; assisting with paid media,

       outside my comfort zone.                              They’ll work with clients, customers and                  including liaising with digital
                                                                                                                                                                 on legal cases and transactions. They
                                                                                                                                                                 frequently draft and advise on
                                                             partners to build the business, often                     advertising agencies; developing and
                                                                                                                                                                 contracts for large investment projects
                                                             going out to events and meetings, and                     integrating content marketing
                                                                                                                                                                 or the merger and acquisition of
                                                             rarely spend much time at their desks.                    strategies and generally keeping up to
                                                                                                                       date with current digital trends.

       Business and Animation                                    Average Salary £41,000                                     Average Salary £29,000                  Average Salary £56,000
       The Manchester College’s ‘Student of the Year 2019’

                                                                          ALTERNATIVELY, PROGRESS ON TO ONE OF OUR
                                                                          DEGREE COURSES AT UCEN MANCHESTER | 03333 222 444                               *Average salaries based on data for the north west regional area collated by EMSI Analyst          The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
COURSE                              QUALIFICATION             KEY AREAS OF STUDY

         COMPUTING                                                                            NEW FOR 2020/21
                                                                                              Level 3 Computing and
                                                                                              Network security
                                                                                                                                   Extended Diploma
                                                                                                                                                           • Focusing on computer networks and the development of an
                                                                                                                                                               understanding of threats and vulnerabilities
                                                                                                                                                           • Cisco networking technologies
                                                                                                                                                           • Communication technologies
                                                                                                                                                           • Leads to Cyber security degree programmes

         AND IT
                                                                                                                                                           • Using client side languages such as CSS3 & HTML5 & Java Script
                                                                                                                                                               to develop dynamic & Interactive websites
                                                                                              Level 3 Computing with
                                                                                                                                   Extended Diploma        • Study programming, mobile and desktop app development, using
                                                                                              Software Engineering
                                                                                                                                                               industry standard languages such as C#, ASP.NET and Python.
                                                                                                                                                           • Handling data with MongoDB and SQL

       Computing professionals do                  Our students are able to get their                                                                      •   Work on live briefs for Invasion
       great things. They create the               hands on cutting-edge kit, including       Level 3 Computer Science and                                 •   Software design and development projects
       programming and design that make            CISCO technologies.                        Digital Technologies in              Extended Diploma        •   Website development
       computer game characters jump,                                                         Partnership with Invasion Corp                               •   Work experience opportunities with Invasion
       fly and shoot. They run businesses.         A number of our Level 3 programmes                                                                      •   Using coding to solve problems
       They develop software that will             include industry placements with
                                                   employers for two days a week              Level 3 Digital Business                                     • Cross-discipline programme exploring how IT has impacted
       shape how we live in the future.                                                                                                                      business systems, identifying trends in e-commerce and website
44                                                 throughout the year, to learn industry     Solutions with industry              Extended Diploma
                                                                                                                                                             building                                                          45
       Going the distance in this exciting,        skills on-the-job.                         experience                                                   • Incorporating two day per week industry placement
       complex industry calls for creative
                                                                                                                                                           • Website and application development – using CSS, HTML and C#
       thinking, technical flair and the ability   The College’s higher education partner,    Level 3 Digital Technologies
                                                                                                                                   Extended Diploma        • Computer game development
       to work with different people in            UCEN Manchester, offers direct Level 4,    with industry experience
                                                                                                                                                           • Using coding to solve problems
       different roles.                            5 and 6 progression routes.
                                                   Visit RK                 Level 2 Computer Science                                     • Software and application development
                                                                                                                                  Extended Certificate
                                                                                              and Digital Technologies                                     • Coding, web scripting and development
                                                                                              Level 1 Introduction to                                      • E-commerce, website design and imaging software
       At The Manchester College, you’ll look
                                                   WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                      Diploma
                                                                                              Digital Technologies                                         • Design and publishing project
       at the creative, technical and business     PARTNERS                                   Entry Level Creative Digital                                 • Introduction to Business, Computing and Creative Media
       aspects of computing and IT from the                                                                                            Certificate
                                                                                              Technologies                                                 • Personal development skills
       very start of your journey, whether
       you’re an absolute beginner to
       computing or join us at a higher level.                                               ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
       This means that, when you’re ready,                                                   Level 3   | 4 x GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 2
       you’ll be able to concentrate on the
       techniques that most interest you.                                                    Level 2   | 4 x GCSE grade 3 (D) or higher, including English or maths (desirable) and/or prior achievement at Level 1

                                                                                             Level 1   | There are no formal entry requirements. Evidence of previous work or a commitment to study may be required. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                        The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
“                                               CAREER PICKS: COMPUTING
       I’ve always been interested in computers
                                                                    AND IT
       and this course is a good opening for the
       industry because it covers different units
       rather than just web development.

       I’ve changed my mind many times
       about what I want to do and                  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER                                        NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR                       IT SYSTEM ANALYST

46                                                  The brains behind the design,                             As a Network Administrator you will         As a systems analyst, you will poke      47
       this course means I get to                   installation, testing and maintenance                     have responsibility for setting up,         around every corner of a company’s
                                                                                                              developing and maintaining computer         IT systems and the ways the company
       explore different aspects                    of software systems. Simply put, a

                                                    software developer has creative                           networks within, or between,                works with them. Then you’ll
       of computing.                                ideas that help people or businesses                      organisations. You will offer support to    recommend ways that the company
                                                    do the things they want to do with                        users and troubleshoot any problems         can work better and whether there are
                                                    their software. You could write                           that arise. You may even be involved in     any better systems they could use. You
                                                    computer programs from scratch or                         designing new networks.                     might also design IT systems and
                                                    re-work programs that already exist.                                                                  organise for them to be installed.
                                                    If you love solving problems, you could
       ADAM MURRAY                                  very well be in your element in this
       Computer Science and
       Digital Technologies                             Average Salary £38,000                                     Average Salary £30,000                    Average Salary £44,000

                                                                 ALTERNATIVELY, PROGRESS ON TO ONE OF OUR
                                                                 DEGREE COURSES AT UCEN MANCHESTER | 03333 222 444                      *Average salaries based on data for the north west regional area collated by EMSI Analyst            The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
COURSE                            QUALIFICATION            KEY AREAS OF STUDY

         CONSTRUCTION                                                                                     Architectural and
                                                                                                          Construction Engineering

                                                                                                          Level 3 Construction and

                                                                                                                                            Extended Diploma /
                                                                                                                                                                    • Delivered in partnership with leading construction industry experts
                                                                                                                                                                    • See page 51 for full details

                                                                                                                                                                    • Project management and civil engineering

                                                                                                          the Built Environment             Diploma / Certificate   • Measuring, estimating and tendering processes

                                                                                                          Level 2 Construction and
                                                                                                                                                  Diploma           • Bricklaying, carpentry and joinery; Plumbing, painting and decorating
                                                                                                          The Built Environment

                                                                                                          Level 2 Fire Sprinkler                                    • Installation and final handover procedures for fire sprinklers
                                                                                                          Installations                                             • Health and safety, relationship building and compliance
       Working in the world of construction and          team player is also a must with every trade
                                                                                                                                                                    • Solid and fibrous plastering
       engineering you will have the chance to           and skill having to work together to make        Level 2 Plastering                      Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                    • Fixing dry linings and plasterboards
       design, build and regenerate the places           sure that plans are turned into a reality.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Produce thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
       that we all live, work, learn, socialise and                                                       Level 1, 2, 3 Brickwork                 Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                    • Build solid and cavity walling
       relax in. You will ensure that our built
       environment is safely built and well-
                                                         OVERVIEW                                         Level 1, 2, 3 Carpentry                                   • First fix flooring, roofing, frames, partitions, stairs
       equipped for the purposes that they are                                                            and Joinery                                               • Double doors and mouldings
                                                         At The Manchester College, you will be
48     designed to serve.                                studying in one of the most technically                                                                    • Health and safety in the industry                                        49
                                                                                                          Level 1, 2, 3 Electrical          Advanced Technical
                                                         advanced training centres in the North West,                                                               • Electrotechnical technology
       The challenges – and opportunities –                                                               Installations                           Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                    • Principles of electrical science
       in construction are endless. You will be          often working on real-world projects. We
                                                         work in partnership with industry specialists                                                              • Engineering materials
       challenged to integrate new buildings with                                                                                            Extended Diploma/
                                                         including Saint-Gobain, Jewsons, Grahams,        Level 2, 3 Engineering                                    • Mathematics for engineering
       ones that have stood for centuries. You will                                                                                         Diploma/Certificate
                                                         Webber, Ideal Bathrooms, Benchmark and                                                                     • Industry skills
       need to make sure that people have access
                                                         British Gypsum, delivering sponsored study       Level 1, 2, 3 Painting            Advanced Technical
       to the green space that is so important to our                                                                                                               • Produce thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
                                                         programmes.                                      and Decorating                          Diploma
       well-being. And, going one step further, you’ll
       work to ensure all the important                                                                                                     Advanced Technical      • Technical aspects of hot and cold water supplies
                                                                                                          Level 1, 2, 3 Plumbing
       infrastructure required to turn a built                                                                                                    Diploma           • Aspects of sanitation
                                                         WORK EXPERIENCE PARTNERS
       environment into a thriving community,                                                                                                                       • Project-led learning which includes tasters of a variety of trades
                                                                                                          Entry Level Construction
       village, town or city is in place.                                                                                                        Certificate          including bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating,
                                                                                                                                                                      and plumbing
       An eye for detail is key in this thriving
       sector. The placement of every brick, bolt and                                                    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
       wire is carefully planned and placed so that                                                      Level 3   | 4 x GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 2
       everything runs smoothly - from operating
       theatres to suspension bridges. And being a                                                       Level 2   | 4 x GCSE grade 3 (D) or higher, including English or maths and/or prior achievement at Level 1

                                                                                                         Level 1   | There are no formal entry requirements. Evidence of previous work or a commitment to study may be required. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                                                                     The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
In an industry always in need of skilled, qualified experts and unable to meet demand – with hundreds of vacancies in

                                                                     Greater Manchester alone - this unique programme will provide you with:
                                                                     • Small class sizes of 12 (max.)
                                                                     • Entry into a talent pool from which employers will select future apprentices and graduates
                                                                     • Classes delivered with high-quality materials designed in collaboration with industry partners

                                                                     • Significant elements of the course delivered by industry experts as well as elements delivered digitally reducing the need for
                                                                       you to be in college as often, and giving you the chance to own your learning
                                                                     • 45 day industry placement – allowing you to convert theory into practice in the workplace
                                                                     • An industry mentor to support you with your studies accessible via digital channels
                                                                     • Dedicated time in class with industry experts delivering and assessing bespoke modules which fill critical skills gaps the

                                                                       industry have identified
                                                                     • A £300 bursary/year and Free Tablet PC (Terms and Conditions apply)
                                                                     • You will also receive a licence to practice/CSCS Green Card and an associate professional membership, and there will
                                                                       also be trips and visits to bring your studies to life:
                                                                     • Year 1: Urban Regeneration/Social Housing: Manchester and Liverpool, Heritage Skills: Manchester “Our Town Hall”,
                                                                       Transportation and Infrastructure: Manchester Airport extension and HS2 Railway

                                                                     • Year 2: European Exchange to France: Smart Motorways/Notre Dame restoration, Civil Engineering: Educational, Medical,
50                                                                     Utilities, Sustainable Energy: Wind/Solar/Nuclear.

                                                                     WORK EXPERIENCE PARTNERS

       This Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built
       Environment is designed to provide you with the
       foundations necessary for a lifelong career.

       The programme is designed by our industry partners:           If you are successful you’ll have access to:
       Bardsley Construction, Conlon Construction, Kier Regional
       Building North West, Lovells and Vinci Construction UK, and
       seeks to identify and develop young talent and excellence
       for the future

                                                                      £300 bursary*                 Free laptop*   45-day industry        Multiple site         International
                                                                                                                     placement*            visits and        student exchange*
                                                                                                                                         industry trips*
                                                                     * Terms and condition apply. | 03333 222 444                                                                                                                               The No.1 College In Greater Manchester
You can also read